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Governance in an Emerging New World

EVT 575
Oct 7—Nov 5
4:00 pm—5:15 pm
Hauck Auditorium, David & Joan Traitel Building
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Open to the public. Advance registration is required. For questions and more information about this series, please visit the Hoover Institution website or call (650) 723-1754.
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George Shultz has observed that the world ahead will not be like the world behind us. His project on Governance in an Emerging New World explores the challenge posed by changing demographics, the information and communications revolution, emerging technologies, and new means of production of goods near where they are used. Its contributors aim to understand the impact of these global transformations on our democracy, our economy, and our national security, and inform strategies for how best to proceed in a rapidly changing world.

Governing in an Emerging New World
Monday, October 7

The impact of new communication technologies on elections has been the subject of much discussion. But after the election, one must still govern. And taking advantage of the opportunities afforded by an emerging new world heightens the importance of good U.S. political leadership. But the expanding use of social media and the advent of artificial intelligence and other new technologies are making day-to-day governance even more complicated. Drawing from their experiences in government, journalism, and policy, the panelists will discuss how these social and political dynamics have changed how governments operate and how these new tools can be harnessed to improve the quality of governance in America.

The October 7 panelists include:

Willie Brown, Mayor of San Francisco, 1996-2004; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1981-1995

Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida, 1999-2007

Amanda Daflos, Chief Innovation Officer, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles

Christopher DeMuth, Distinguished Fellow, The Hudson Institute

Dan Henninger, Deputy Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Karen Tumulty, Columnist for National Politics, The Washington Post

Moderator: Jim Hoagland, Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution; Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, 1971 and 1991, The Washington Post

Emerging Technology and Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Tuesday, November 5

The existential threat posed by nuclear weapons is unique, and states have continuously managed that risk across decades of profound global change. How might changing global demographics and emerging 21st-century technologies redefine the nature of nuclear weapons proliferation and their use? Leaders from the Nuclear Threat Initiative will explore potential impacts on nuclear proliferation challenges and on counter-proliferation strategies, and panelists will consider the particular risks in the India-Pakistan nuclear standoff.

The November 5 panelists include:

Ernest Moniz, Co-Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Nuclear Threat Initiative; U.S. Secretary of Energy, 2013-2017

Sam Nunn, Co-Chair and Founder, Nuclear Threat Initiative; U.S. Senator for Georgia, 1972-1997; Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, 1987-1995

Ashley J. Tellis, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Former Senior Advisor to the Ambassador, U.S. Embassy, New Delhi

Moderator: Élisabeth Paté-Cornell, Burt and Deedee McMurtry Professor, School of Engineering; Professor and Founding Chair (2000-2011), Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford; Member of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, 2001-2008
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